Warsaw Great Blue Heron Rookery Field Trip


April 14, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Warsaw (meet at Kohl's)

This is the 39th annual visit to this unique Heron Rookery on the Tippecanoe River. There is water and mud. Go bare-footed or wear rubber boots, mid-calf or higher. Bring friends, binoculars if you have them, more friends, all of your curiosity and all of your relatives. Meet at the north end of Kohl’s Dept. Store parking lot, located ¾ mile north or the US 30 and SR 15 intersection on the north side of Warsaw, by 1:30 p.m. We will drive ¼ mi. to the rookery.

This is always one of our most interesting field trips of the year. At last count there were still about 125 Great Blue Heron nests in this rookery. It is of course under increasing risk of serious disturbance by humans, or “in-humans” as the case may be. There will be some spring wildflowers in bloom too!

Paul Steffen, the longtime leader of this field trip, is always concerned that the river level may be too high for us to get close enough for good viewing of the rookery. Please Contact Paul Steffen by 1:00 p.m. the day of the field trip 574-658-4504 or by e-mail at ecoexpo@mchsi.com no later than April 13th, for river level status. River level dictates whether or not we get to the rookery.


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